We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Authentic Thai”

ARANI Thai Restaurant
Ranked #109 of 452 Restaurants in Geelong
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: En 'Thai'cing The Tastes of Thailand
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It took us many years to get around to trying this place and only did so based on great reviews here on TA. - Why? Probably because we thought it looked poky inside and lacked character. Lesson learnt! We travel to Thailand every year and love our Thai food. Forget the decor or lack of - as soon as we started eating we were transported back to our favorite Thai beach with the sun setting and our toes in the sand. We now go there at least once a fortnight. Service can be a little patchy (we nearly walked out on our first visit when a couple who sat down after us were served drinks before we had even been asked for drinks) - this is not unlike the real Thailand also!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mrs_smith1368
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    28
    12
    3
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Had takeaway from here, very yummy!! Fried rice was fresh and the creamy chilli paste with coconut, lime and basil was delicious!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tishtashy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portland Vic Australia
Level Contributor
162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good Thai. A little off the boild the night we visited”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife, daughter and friend went by the reviews of Tripadvisor prior to choosing this restaurant. I had the mixed entree which was a little underwhelming. the vegetarian parcels were a little under done and the fish cakes were nothing special. I had the garlic and chili prawns and calamari stir fry for main. the prawns and calamari were well cooked however, a little salty for my liking. My daughter had the Pad Thai and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife had the noodle salad that was delicious. I'm usually not too picky however, on this occasion I think they may have been a little off on the Friday night we visited and i will give them the benefit of the doubt next time we visit. You don't get to number 2 for no reason.
Restaurant is BYO wine which is handy too!

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Andrew W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Authentic Thai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This the by far the best Thai food I have eaten outside Thailand. Normally I find Aussie Thai tasteless and consisting of a different veg and meat combo in the same coconut milk sauce. I had the red curry which was spicy, full flavoured and not creamy with a side of rice and roti bread. Fast service, hot food with fresh produce. Best Thai food on the coast and good value.

Helpful?
Thank Gav F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Tasty, will definitely go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Checked reviews before booking and decided it sounded like lots of people were happy with meals so worth a try. So glad we did. We ordered a banquet, all the food was lovely, probably wouldn't have the pad Thai??? Again. I think it was that, noodles and chicken. Thai green curry, chef special, beef and cashew, beautiful. Lovely entrees, soup, though spicy, was lovely. Defiantly one I'd like to work through the menu at. We will be back. Maybe even take the kids if they are lucky.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Geojayne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed ARANI Thai Restaurant also viewed

Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
 
Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
Grovedale, City of Greater Geelong
 
Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
 

Been to ARANI Thai Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing